The second part of a dramatic reading of the novel The Trojan horse (1937) by American journalist, essayist and author Christopher Morley (1890-1957). In this tragicomic retelling of the Troilus and Cressida legend, published in 1937, the 99.5 Radio Theatre tells a story that transcends time, casually mixing periods to make a Troy as relevant to the 1960s audience as Saigon. Part 2 tells of the Greeks� mysterious offer to exchange the captured Captain Antenor for Cressida; of Cressida�s... Topics: Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957, Fiction radio programs, Mythology, Greek
Part two of Pacifica Radio's coverage of the United States Senate Armed Forces Committee's hearings concerning openly gay and lesbian servicemembers in the US military. Witnesses include Dr. David Segal, Dr. Judith Stiehm, Dr. Charles Moskos and Lieutenant General Calvin A.H. Waller (Ret.). Senators who speak include Sen. J. James Exon (D-NE), Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC), Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA), Sen. John Warner (R-VA), Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Sen. William Cohen (R-ME), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI),... Source: Pacifica National Program
Second part of a panel discussion entitled "The 1975 Art World: The Women in It", held at New York University's Loeb Student Center in conjunction with the Fine Arts Museum of the Women's Interart Center as part of a series of special events to salute "1975: Women and Art", on Wednesday, May 7th, 1975 at 7pm. Discussion is moderated by artist Alice Baber and the panel includes Howardena Pindell, artist and curator of prints at Museum of Modern Art; Isabel Bishop, artist;... Source: WBAI
Collection of David Rothenberg's "Koch Watch" reports from WBAI. Begins with great piece of music written for the mayor. 1) Coverage of anti-apartheid rally in Central Park where Koch was booed after calling certain members of the crowd "Marxist-Leninists"; 2) The resignation of Victor Botnick, the controversial Chair of the Health and Hospital Corporations; 3) Koch's hypocritical participation in Hands Across America benefit on Memorial Day, 1986; 4) The rebuilding of... Source: WBAI
Larry Kropp, a Math TA at U.C. Berkeley, describes the protesters' and police officers' behavior at Sproul Hall during the arrests. He says that the protesters were peaceful and did not resist arrest. The U.C. campus police and Berkeley police were peaceful and professional, but certain members of the Oakland and Alameda police were unprofessional and unnecessarily brutal. He goes on to describe the brutal treatment by a police officer on one protester on the bus after the arrests. Dec. 6, 1964. Source: KPFA
Pacifica Radio's live coverage of Day 3 the United States Senate Armed Services Committee's hearings on military policies concerning gay and lesbian service in the armed forces, hosted by producer Junette Pinkney and journalist and radio host Bert Wylen. The focus on Day 3's hearings is on other countries' experience with integrating openly gay men and women into their armed forces. Tom Stoddard, executive director of Campaign for Military Service, recaps the first two days of hearings.... Source: Pacifica National Program
Cleaver speaks at a meeting sponsored by the Eldridge Cleaver Defense Committee. Originally scheduled at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, the group's permit was canceled by city officials, and the meeting was finally held at California Hall in San Francisco. Introduction by Jessica Mitford. On November 26, 1968, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall refused to extend Eldridge Cleaver's liberty pending his upcoming trial, and his parole was technically reinstated as of November 27th,...
Recording of the Aeolian Chamber Players' tenth anniversary concert at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 15th, 1972. The Aeolian Chamber Players specialize in contemporary classical music and have been the resident ensemble at Bowdoin College in Maine since 1964. The Aeolian Chamber Players consist of Lewis Kaplan, violinist; Erich Graf, flautist; Jerry Grossman, cello; Richard Wasley, clarinet; and Walter Ponce, piano. Part 1 of this recording features performances of Contra mortem et tempus... Topics: Graf, Erich, Kaplan, Lewis, MUSIC, Chamber music ensembles, The Aeolian Chamber Players
WBAI's Drama, Literature and Art department presents the St. Mark's Poetry Project's New Year's Day Benefit to help rebuild the St. Mark's Church which partially burned down in 1979.Side one of tape: (00:00:28) Intro and Patti Smith - Because the Night" (studio version). (00:03:47) John Cage reads extracts from "Indeterminacy"; (00:07:03) Susan Howe reads from "Secret History of the Dividing Line"; (00:09:48) Hannah Weiner reads from "Clairvoyant Journal";... Source: WBAI
A play by Jon Katz, adapted from the historical documents of the fugitive slave resistance at Christiana, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 1851--the so-called "Christiana Riot." Heard in the cast are Lois Adler, Jay Bonnell, Crystal Field, Brannon Hall, Walter Jones, Frank MacFie, Marvin Peisner, and Ashton Young. Folksongs performed by John Bassette. Technical director, Edgar Walker. Produced and directed by Jon Katz. This production was scheduled to coincide with Negro History Week... Topics: Radio plays, Slavery in literature, Slave insurrections, Riots--Pennsylvania--Christiana, Katz,...
The Ars Cameralis Ensemble performs at WBAI's Free Music Store on February 16, 1972. The ensemble consists of Edith Kraft, piano; Carol Wincenc, flute; Joel Marangella, oboe; George Hirner, clarinet; Lauren Goldstein, bassoon; and Joseph Anderer, French horn. WBAI's Barbara Oka introduces the progam. The ensemble performs Woodwind quintet by Elliott Carter and Trio path�tique by Mikhail Glinka; after intermission, they perform Sextet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn by... Topics: Ars cameralis (Musical group), Music--20th century
Performance of 20th century vocal, electronic and chamber music at WBAI's Free Music Store on April 14, 1972. WBAI's Barbara Oka introduces the program. Part 1 of this recording begins with electronic music by Venezuelan composer Alfredo del Monaco. The American Vocal Quintet, consisting of Marshall Thomas, baritone, Yoshi Ito, soprano, Joyce Gerber, alto, Sidney Johnson, tenor, and Kenneth Bell, bass, perform About the maypole by Thomas Morley; Madonna, non so dir tante parole by Philippe... Topics: Electronic music, Woodwind quintets, Choral singing, The New York Music Company
May 21, 1979 - White found guilty of manslaughter. White Night Riots. Milk's 49th birthday. Two gay journalists confront the makers of CBS Reports' "Gay Power, Gay Politics" for their slanted portrayal of gay subcultures. Protests over Friedkin's Cruising. George Crile and Grace Diekhaus. Harry Reasoner. Cruising in Buena Vista Park. Portrayal of Dianne Feinstein "groveling for votes". The fundamentalist "New Right" and gays. 1981 - Falwell announces...
Performance by Brazilian composer and percussionist Nan� Vasconcelos (1944-) playing the berimbau, an instrument of African origin, for WBAI's Free Music Store in 1972. In addition to leading his own bands, Vasconcelos has played with Jon Hassell, Pat Metheny, Jan Garbarek, Don Cherry, and Egberto Gismonti, among others. Nan� is introduced by WBAI's Barbara Oka. Recorded by David Rapkin and produced by the Music Department of WBAI. Topics: Vasconcelos, Nan�, Brazilian music
Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company performs live at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 22, 1972. The group, comprising David Borden, Steve Drews and Linda Fisher, is considered the world's first synthesizer ensemble. They perform with five Moog synthesizers, an RMI electric piano and cartoons. Produced and presented in stereo by WBAI's Music Department with thanks to Steve Rathe. This recording was formerly cataloged as BC0709.15. Topics: Electronic music, Synthesizer music, Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company
Greg Gordon produced this program about the impact of the Dan White verdict. This excerpt of the program discusses the defense's strategy of diminished capacity. According to his lawyer, White, who was overly distressed about losing his position on the Board of Supervisors, acted without malice, deliberation or premeditation, the necessary conditions for a first-degree murder conviction in California. White was instead convicted on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, for which he served five... Topics: Gordon, Greg., Diminished capacity (Law)., Trials (Murder)., Gays -- San Francisco (Calif.)., Gay...